The Garden Guide

Stone garden ornament

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Cast stone may be compared to costume jewelery: it is not so fine as natural stone but many people cannot tell the difference. Cast stone is greatly superior to concrete. It is made by crushing and re-bonding the stone. Resin bonded stone shows every sign of being extremely durable, and may well be the modern equivalent of Coade Stone, a nineteenth century ceramic material which was used for a wide range of garden ornaments.

Medium sandstone spheres silverland original

Sandstone Spheres at Chelsea Flower Show 2008

Medium stone hestercombe original

Stone detailing, by Edwin Lutyens at Hestercombe

Medium david original

Head of David, in resin cast stone